what the internet is doing to our brains


From an author who understands that “what the Net seems to be doing is chipping away my capacity for concentration and contemplation,” this is a rather long (but good) article

Also like this quote within the piece from playwright Richard Foreman:

"I come from a tradition of Western culture, in which the ideal (my ideal) was the complex, dense and “cathedral-like” structure of the highly educated and articulate personality—a man or woman who carried inside themselves a personally constructed and unique version of the entire heritage of the West. [But now] I see within us all (myself included) the replacement of complex inner density with a new kind of self—evolving under the pressure of information overload and the technology of the “instantly available.”